Many miles to the south of where Melchior and Caspar were meeting and getting to know each other, a merchant of fine spices and resins was also drawn to the star. In all his travels
The mines beneath where Melchior stood were rarely silent. Night and day the clanging of metal upon rock rang out across the Persian valley. In nearby villages the sound was so persistent that the people
The two families were still many days from their destination, but already the village of Bethlehem was filling up with ‘Sons of David’ who were reluctantly gathering to register their existence, thereby making it easier
It would be a journey of over 80 miles (120km), to travel by foot would take at least four days, but Joseph also had to take account of a number of serious causes for concern.
Gabriel entered the presence of Almighty God, his angelic frame bowed by the sheer beauty and power of Love. God’s heart was never a mystery to his messengers, He wore his feelings openly. His ways